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Braised Lamb With Apricots

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Ingredients
  Lamb chops 1 1⁄2 Pound, pounded (Four 1-Inch-Thick Round-Bone)
  Garlic cloves 2 Large
  Onion 1 Large
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Powdered saffron 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Dried apricot halves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole roasted salted almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange flower water 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash the lamb and pat dry with paper towels.
2) Peel and crush garlic. Also, peel onion and cut into 1/2 inch wedges.

MAKING
3) Place a heavy gauge skillet over medium-high heat and melt butter in it. Add garlic, ginger, pepper, and saffron and saute for about 2 minutes.
4) Now, add lamb chops and toss to coat well with the seasonings. Saute the chops for about 3 minutes on either side, until golden brown.
5) Put in onion, apricots and 1/4 cup water. Reduce the skillet heat to low, cover and cook the lamb for 25 minutes.
6) Once done, flip the chops over with a tong and add almonds. Pour honey and drizzle orange-flower water.
7) Again, cook the chops for about 15 minutes, uncovered.

SERVING
8) Transfer chops to serving plates and garnish with onion, apricots, almonds and any remaining liquid.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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